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Fiorentina file: Lazio 1 Fiorentina 1

I always look for an angle that might interest our readers and today’s is the video replay now in constant use in in serie a. Both Alan Tanner and Ivan Conway were incensed by referees not awarding penalties in their team’s games v Derby and Stoke. Yesterday in the Olimpico Fiorentina [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report / Fulham 1 Millwall 0

Fulham recorded their first home win since September and only their second of the season in a hard fought game in bitter cold by the Thames. To the extent any football was played it came from Fulham with our pleasing passing game but it had little end product and the more direst robust style from [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

The perfect way to cope with an away defeat

Sunday 25th November 2017: Aviva Premiership Round 9: Bath Rugby v Harlequins at the Recreation Ground, Bath: Result – Bath Rugby 38 Harlequins 14 (Bath 5 points including four-try bonus point, Harlequins 0): League positions – Bath Rugby 3rd on 29 points, Harlequins 8th on 20 points. As I was [...]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Marginal gains and morality – and an error

Today I would like to draw the attention of Rust readers to an article on the use of TUEs (therapeutic use exemptions) in professional cycling – the perhaps most notorious example being that involving a package containing ‘nobody knows what’ that was sent for the use of Sir [...]

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report: Sheffield United 4 Fulham 5

Last season Fulham did the double over Newcastle United, out played Brighton for 178 of the 180 minutes  and put 9 past Huddersfield so to beat Sheffield United was no surprise … except that the team is not performing as well as last season. Ryan Sessegnon, who has been disappointing of [...]

November 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton draw again and Sussex CCC appoint

Everyone down here could not be more delighted with Brighton’s start but we should have beaten Everton and Southampton in our last two home games. So when Pargie called for a prediction against Stoke I advised him to put his tenner on a draw. The beginnings of cold dissuaded me from taking on [...]

November 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

At least I was there

Sunday 19th November 2017: Premiership Rugby, Round 8: Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins at Sandy Park: Result – Exeter Chiefs 31 Harlequins 17 (Exeter four-try bonus point win): Premiership table after Round 8 – Exeter Chiefs 1st on 31 points, Harlequins 7th on 20 points. My weekend just past [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Sporting Weekend

For the third week running Jeremy Chapman pulled up a winner in Jon Rahm in the DP event at Dubai. Justin Rose at -19 seemed to be coasting along but lost his mojo in the final back nine. He had a relatively simple chip to the green which he bunkered, bogeyed the hole, hit the water and fell back [...]

November 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Coaching and ‘positions of responsibility’

We’ve touched briefly upon this subject previously, which has come to prominence partly because of the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein ‘sexual abuse of power’ (#Metoo) scandal that has been rocking the world of entertainment and subsequently many others as well – sport [...]

November 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

An exceptional athlete can challenge sporting perceptions

As the Ashes series cranks up Down Under, a comment today upon the exceptional innings of 213 not out by Australia’s Ellyse Perry in the recent women’s Ashes series Test match (the series comprising a series of ODIs, T20 games and a single Test match – taken together, decided by [...]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

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